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A white nationalist streamer who attended the Jan. 6 pro-Trump march as a VIP, arguably encouraged threats on lawmakers’ lives in the run-up to the protest-turned-insurrection – and earned thousands of dollars in the process.
An Oregon man who is alleged to have fired shots into a federal court building in Portland last week had, over the preceding months, expressed increasingly violent and conspiracy-minded beliefs across a range of online platforms.
Facing mounting pressure from law enforcement and obstacles in the form of tech companies pushing fringe websites and prominent social media accounts offline, far-right extremists have embraced a more diffuse, chaotic response to Joe Biden’s inauguration than the concentrated mob attack that engulfed the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Parler, a conservative alternative to Twitter that has become a haven for far-right extremism of all stripes, proved to be a haven for recruitment and promotion for the Jan. 6 pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol building.
Congressmen, Right-Wing Media Push Baseless Claims That Antifa Fueled Far-Right Riot at Nation's Capitol
Thousands of pro-Trump extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as part of a Trump-endorsed Stop the Steal rally in Washington, D.C. But after the riot spun out of control, some on the right turned to a familiar boogeyman in search of a scapegoat: antifa.
Far-right extremists livestreamed on the fringe, youth-targeted gaming website DLive on Wednesday during an unprecedented breach of the U.S. Capitol building that left at least four people dead and others wounded. One of the extremists livestreamed on DLive from the office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Hatewatch observed while monitoring the events.